no one ever talks about it

Abortion Diary Entry 163: Hunt, 33 (Bossier City, LA 2015)

Hunt shares her experience seeking an abortion in Louisiana. She talks about being lied to at a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), driving several hours to one of the few remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana, and the lack of affordable medical care in her community. She also shares her experience talking to some of her friends and family about her decision to get an abortion.

(Published on November 17, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Lafayette, LA)

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It’s okay to have it be messy

Abortion Diary Entry 159: Marisol, 32 (Dhaka, Bangladesh 2011)

Marisol shares her experience of having an abortion with the help of Women on Web while she was working in Bangladesh.

(Published on August 1, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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I want to be okay with it for myself

Abortion Diary Entry 142:  Anonymous, 19 (New York, NY 2015)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a high school senior in the New York City.

(Published on January 3, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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fue difícil

Abortion Diary Entry 122: Maritsa L., 47 (Quillabamba/Cuzco, Peru 1999)

Maritsa comparte su experiencia con un aborto clandestino en Peru.

Maritsa shares her story of seeking a clandestine abortion in Peru, where abortion is illegal.

(Published on January 7, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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i didn’t know anything about him

Diary Entry 82:  Barbara S., Ph.D., 77 (Tulsa, OK 1955/56)

Barbara shares her story of seeking an illegal abortion in Tulsa, OK in the mid-1950s. She also discusses her experience as a founding member of MORAL (Modern Oklahomans for the Repeal of Abortion Laws), an underground abortion service that helped 3,000 people access abortion care in Tulsa, OK before Roe V. Wade, and her work with NARAL in Oklahoma. She begins her story by reading a short piece from the memoir she is writing that explains how she first learned about abortion.

(Published on January 20, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tulsa, OK)

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you can feel both relief and regret

Diary Entry 57: Aimee S.L., 42 (Manila, Philippines 1994)

Aimee shares her story of seeking a clandestine abortion in the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, while she was a college student.

(Published on October 14, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: Portland, OR)

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